As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in the third quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with healthcare among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and their long-term focus allows us to profit from the recent declines. In particular, let’s take a look at what hedge funds think about Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) in this article.
Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) investors should pay attention to an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity, but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Arris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRS), Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA), and Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to review the new action regarding Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI).
How have hedgies been trading Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a surge of 47% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, GAMCO Investors, managed by Mario Gabelli, holds the most valuable position in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). At the end of the quarter, the fund reportedly held a $44.6 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Generation Investment Management, led by David Blood and Al Gore, holding a $18.4 million position; the fund has 0.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Ian Simm’s Impax Asset Management, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.